Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory, accuse automaker of endangering water supply

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Around 250 Germans launched protests on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where the American electric automaker Tesla is preparing to build a gigafactory, alleging its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the location. The automaker announced its strategies last November to construct its first European auto factory in Gruenheide, located in […]

NHTSA to review a petition concerning 500,000 Tesla vehicles

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to officially investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla Inc vehicles due to sudden unintended acceleration reports. The petition includes 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016 through 2019 Tesla Model X, and 2018 through 2019 Tesla Model […]

Tesla states it plans to open China design and research center

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U.S. electric automaker Tesla prepares to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company stated in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account. Wednesday’s notice sought to recruit designers and other workers to help meet the goal, and called for applications by February 1, but did not mention […]

Tesla To Deliver First China-Built Car in Milestone for Musk

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Tesla Inc is set to deliver China-built cars on Monday, a significant milestone for Elon Musk’s company as it broadens in the world’s largest electric-vehicle market. The first 15 units of Model 3 sedans created at Tesla’s new multi-billion-dollar Shanghai plant are set to be delivered to company workers on December 30, capping several months […]

Tesla to take new $1.4 billion loan from Chinese banks for Shanghai factory

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Tesla Inc and a group of China banks have accepted a new 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion), five-year loan facility for the automaker’s Shanghai auto plant, three sources knowledgeable with the matter stated, part of which will be used to roll over a present loan. China Construction Bank (CCB), Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank), Industrial […]

Tesla files patent for lasers that can clean car’s windshield

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Electric automaker company Tesla filed a patent for lasers to clean a vehicle’s windshield and other glass surfaces or camera lenses on the vehicle. The technology could be important for vehicles with driver-assistance systems, a feature Teslas are noted for, by keeping its cameras free of debris, Car and Driver reported in November. Tesla aims to protect the technology […]